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Woodstock Anniversary

Woodstock Nation Should Open Their Minds and Listen to Today's Rock Music Artists

Larry Atkins | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment
Larry Atkins

As a 53-year-old who grew up listening to classic rock albums and radio stations and going to many concerts, I can attest that rock is alive, even though it's not the dominant genre anymore.

'Woodstock Was Truly A Life-Altering Experience And One That Changed The World'

Annie Birch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Back in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people converged this week on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York -- some 50 miles from Woodstock -- to p...

Woodstock: Yeah, It Was Something -- Just Not What You Think

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

About a month ago, I was standing in front of the Woodstock display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio when it happened again. A guy about my age, wearing a baseball cap over what I assumed was a balding head, sized me up and asked: 'So, were you there?' I nodded 'yes' and then what happened is pretty much what always happens.

It's Been 15 Years Since 'The Day The Music Died'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment

When the organizers of Woodstock 1999 planned the third edition of the peace-promoting music festival, they sought to extinguish the unruly atmosphere...

13 Things You Didn't Know About Woodstock

Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair occupies a venerable place in America's pop culture history, but some basic facts surrounding the 1969 event have bee...

Boehner Plays Woodstock, Where Everybody, It Seems, Is Tone Deaf

Kevin McDonough | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Kevin McDonough

John Boehner will be "goin' up the country" to just a few miles from Bethel Woods. Yes, the leader of the House Republicans who have just voted to repeal Obamacare for the 40th time. We're told that politics make for strange bed-fellows, but in this case, it looks like everyone involved may end up getting bed bugs.

LISTEN: Rock Out To This Woodstock '69 Playlist

Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival, held in Bethel, New York. Whether you were one of the many faces in th...

Wrapping-Up Woodstock: A Film Festival with Character

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

There is more to this frenzy of film festival expansion than free booze and filmmakers' desperation for recognition and distribution and filmgoers craving films not dumbed down.

Kicking Off Woodstock Film Fest

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

Today in that village in upstate New York, in Woodstock and several neighboring towns, the Woodstock Film Festival will have 150 films, features, documentaries and shorts with animation.

What a Long, Strange, Thoroughly Obnoxious Trip It's Been

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chez Pazienza

Never in the history of this country has there been a generation that's cast a longer shadow without really having done anything to earn it than the children of the 60s.

Twitter is Sacred

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Schneider

In his blog, Dinan makes the case that Twitter is propagating new ideas at light speed, helping to create a new form of intimacy.

Are Boomers Really Unlucky, Moneywise?

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

More than you like to think, financial success is due to forces beyond your control, such as when in your life the financial cycles play out. All you can do is focus on what you can control.

Tom DeLay and the Woodstock Nation

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

It's wistful to reflect on a Woodstock Nation that never really materialized, its moment of rhythm and harmony trumped by the heavy-footed dance stylings of men like Tom DeLay.

Woodstock Wisdom

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

I hadn't planned on going, but then another doctor as young as I was then called me up, desperate for help. That's how I found myself on a plane to Bethel, N.Y. with Joan Baez.

Woodstock from Someone Who Wasn't There

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

This is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. 500,000 long-haired stoned members of my generation attended this three-day open air music festival. I was not one of them. While half a million rain soaked, bathroom deprived hippies grooved on three days of love and understanding, I was in LA bombarded by news updates on the Charles Manson murders.

Wrong Turn at Paradise: Woodstock at 40

James Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Block

The lump in the collective throat on this anniversary is commentary on what we chose instead.

Moonshot, Columbus, Now Woodstock a Myth Too? Oh No!

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Berry

I'm all grown up now, I get marketing, my company depends on it like the rest of small business, but jeez, marketing at Woodstock? That's Woodstock's legacy?

Sex, Drugs, Rock 'N Roll in Redneck Country

Ethel Grodzins Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ethel Grodzins Romm

He introduced his girlfriend as "my old lady." She was maybe 17. They were both stripped to the waist, lying in a zipped-open sleeping bag, like hundreds, thousands, of couples around them.

On the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Krassner

Four decades ago, along with 499,999 others on a countercultural pilgrimage, I headed to Woodstock. This was not merely a three-day outdoor concert. This was a Martian convention.

Woodstock's Green Bands: Past and Present

Treehugger | Blythe Copeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Woodstock may have been a one-of-a-kind concert, but the artists and bands that performed there didn't let their commitment to global, political, and ...

Raw Vegan Woodstock Breakfast Menu

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angie Cordeiro

Ok, so I'm not a card-carying, raw vegan hippy, yet sometimes I wonder what life would have been like if for the last forty years I had been.

Not in My Town: Remembering Woodstock

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jayne Lyn Stahl

As I look back, forty years later, the only thing I have less use for than petitions is regret, but I can say this: if I had it to do over again, I would have gone to that festival instead of sticking my nose up at it.

Woodstock 40 Years Later: Legacy Still Present At Today's Music Festivals

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Today's robust festival culture owes much to Woodstock – lessons from both its incredible success and its logistical nightmares...

Don't Bum Me Out, Man, I'm Live-Blogging Woodstock

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

With today's technocopia, those who couldn't get to Woodstock would have followed the event song by song through Twitter, live blogs and video circulating across a million cell phones and computers.